Kings Place, London continue to bring some of the best Folk and Americana acts to London as their forthcoming programme shows. Upcoming shows for May and early June 2017 include Lankum (Lynched), Calan + Dan Wilde, Quercus (June Tabor, Iain Ballamy & Huw Warren), Anna & Elizabeth + Eli West, Daphne’s Flight, Martha Tilston, Kris Drever, Natalie Haas & Alasdair Fraser, Altan and Vindauga / Wind Eye featuring Sam Lee.
What’s on at Kings Place
Thursday, 4 May 2017 – 8:00 pm
Lankum (Lynched) should be a familiar name to anyone that follows Folk Radio UK. A traditional folk group from Dublin who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. ‘The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!’ The Guardian
Calan: ‘Solomon’ Album Tour + Dan Wilde
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 – 8:00 pm
Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when Calan, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage. With the release of their latest album Solomon, Calan tells the story of the old Welsh fairy realm…
Quercus: June Tabor, Iain Ballamy & Huw Warren
Thursday, 11 May 2017 – 8:30 pm
Three of the UK’s most celebrated folk and jazz musicians come together to create mesmerising, lyrical chamber music.
Anna & Elizabeth + Eli West
Friday, 12 May 2017 – 8:00pm
Daphne’s Flight: Knows Time, Knows Change
Monday, 15 May 2017 – 8:00pm
21 years after their debut self-titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne’s Flight is set to return to the stage in 2017.
Martha Tilston: ‘Nomad’ Album Tour with support from Joe Tilston
Thursday, 18 May 2017 – 8:00 pm
With a voice like spider-webbed hollows and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha Tilston has built a large captive audience worldwide via her astute lyrical observations and mesmerising songs.
Kris Drever Band: If Wishes Were Horses
Saturday, 20 May 2017 – 8:00pm
Kris Drever (Lau) launches into 2016 with a brand new studio album – his first for six years – and a supporting tour. With it, he celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter.
Natalie Haas & Alasdair Fraser: Folk Cello
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 – 8:00 pm
Sizzlingly-talented young Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, have been reviving the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello for over 12 years.
Altan: 30th Anniversary Tour
Thursday, 25 May 2017 – 8:00 pm
Altan have been long established as the best and foremost traditional Irish band to come out of Ireland. On their new recording, The Widening Gyre, their spiral of music expands envelopes and includes friends and music that they have met on the road over their 30 years of touring professionally.
Vindauga / Wind Eye featuring Sam Lee
Saturday, 3 June 2017 – 8:00pm
Vocalists Sam Lee and Unni Løvlid, and four top instrumentalists explore the intersections, both ancient and modern, between Norwegian, Scottish and English traditional music.
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